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More On Kentucky's Downside

by Dan Hanner

Nov 7, 2013 3:45 PM

After receiving a ton of questions about how to interpret Best Case and Worse Case Scenarios in the projections, we run models on Kentucky and Michigan from last season as both were outliers. Read more »

Tags: Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, Maryland Terrapins, Vanderbilt Commodores, Alabama Crimson Tide, North Carolina State Wolfpack, NCAA

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A Case For Holiday Tournaments Over Bowl Games

by Dan Hanner

Aug 19, 2013 2:48 PM

With the start of college football right around the corner, some fans may be setting aside some extra cash for a bowl week vacation. But as fun as a trip to the Sun Belt can be in January, I donít think enough sportsí fans appreciate college basketballís holiday tournaments. Read more »

Tags: Arizona Wildcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Baylor Bears, Maryland Terrapins, Wisconsin Badgers, NCAA

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Alex Len Tables Desire To Be No. 1 Pick To Solidify Long-Term Health

by Shams Charania

May 7, 2013 6:29 PM

Alex Len was wise not to jeopardize his future for a short-term gain. And most of all, he knew he could have challenged his ankle to perform in workouts, but then this stress injury promised to linger and leave him needing surgery anyway. Read more »

Tags: Alex Len, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Alex Len Working To Emulate Fire Of Kevin Garnett

by Shams Charania

Maryland's Alex Len promises to evolve as the year wears on, and he has tools that simply donít come natural for seven-footers these days: A soft 14-to-18-foot touch, being a willing post player, running the floor smoothly and, mostly, there is no teaching this size and length. Read more »
Is Youth An Excuse?

by Dan Hanner

If you want your team to have a great season, it isnít enough to simply get better. You have to get better at a faster rate than your rivals. One thing I have said in the past is that teams that play a lot of freshmen have the potential to improve the most. Read more »
Comparing The Conferences

by Dan Hanner

The Pac-12 has been suffering through a long dark period. The Big Ten has been dominant (at least in the pre-conference schedule) for the last few years. Should we expect a change this year? Is the Pac-12ís slump over? Is the Big Tenís boom about to come to an end? Read more »
Bubble Edition Of Injury Splits

by Dan Hanner

One of the most important things to look at when examining bubble teams is how they have fared with and without key players. Read more »
Top NCAA Coaches Of Past Five Years

by Dan Hanner

There are a lot of complicated ways to evaluate college coaches, but in this edition we look at the coaches with the best per possession numbers over the last five years. Read more »
Freshmen Bring Hope

by Dan Hanner

Teams that play a lot of freshmen are the most likely to improve as the season goes on, while those with a lot of experience are more likely to plateau. In this piece, we examine freshmen minutes for every major school in the country. Read more »
Bounce Back Candidates

by Dan Hanner

A sudden drop in production can be a pure statistical outlier and a recovery could do wonders for their team's performances this season. We outline a few candidates for the 11-12 college basketball season. Read more »
Show Me Something

by Dan Hanner

We single out three players that are on the precipice of becoming stars, but need 'wins' more than 'made buckets'. Read more »
12 Compelling Storylines From Exempt Events

by Dan Hanner

Here are 12 under-the-radar reasons to watch the smaller November tournaments of the 11-12 NCAA Basketball season. Read more »
College Coaching Series Part 3

by Dan Hanner

Part two showed that Jim Calhoun's teams have been the best in the nation at forcing missed shots over the last 9 years. But which coach has consistently taught the best defensive rebounding? Read more »
Surprises And Flops, Part 2

by Dan Hanner

Examining the surprises and flops this season in the Big East, ACC, Big 12 and Atlantic-10. Read more »